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the First Grey Hat Hackers Ideas Competition

The period to submit applications to participate in the First Grey Hat Hackers Ideas Competition is over

31 Jan 23:59 (UTC +2) has been the last moment to apply for participation in the Competition organized by the community led by Mr Leo Andreo and backed by Hacken. Overall, more than 150 applications have been submitted via the form on the hackathon’s website.

The period to submit applications to participate in the First Grey Hat Hackers Ideas Competition that started on Jan 19 is over. According to the rules of the event, from Feb 1 to  Feb 3, Mr Leo Andreo and Hacken core team will select the applications for the shortlist. The shortlist of finalists will be presented on Feb 3. 

Although on Jan 28 the website https://ihktn.com/ has experienced the issue (unknown hacker or a group of hackers left the message in which they presented their project), all data of the users who have submitted their applications have not been damaged. The organizer of the First Grey Hat Hackers Ideas Competition Mr Leo Andreo comments:

“Hackers have decided to attract attention and apply for participation in the hackathon in such an original way. It is the competition of grey ideas, however, we do not support the approach chosen by the hackers. Thus, the mentioned project has been disqualified. I would note that if they had applied according to the procedure, they would have been included in the shortlist”. 

CEO Haсken Dyma Budorin also comments:

“I have contacted the hackers and they have shared more detailed information about their project. The project’s architecture has caught our interest and that is why we have decided to back the project beyond the competition. Within the next few days, we will try to open more information to the public”.

We would like to remind that according to the rules of the event the semi-finalists will be announced on February 3. The shortlist will be published on the hackathon’s website. Follow our news.

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